As promised via Instagram, I am posting my recipe for a delicious and amazingly simple dinner of chicken tenders, snow peas, and brown rice. I have gotten this dinner down to a quick and easy “go-to” for our family and have altered it too many times to count. I am sharing this basic version so you, dear reader, have a place from which to “jump off” and create something that will appeal to the individual tastes of your own families… so let’s get to it!
I started with one package of chicken tenders and most of a bag of snow peas. I cut each of the tenders into bite-size pieces and then added salt, pepper, and parsley before setting the chicken aside for a few minutes.
In a large skillet, I melted a bit of coconut oil on medium-high heat and browned half a diced onion, Once the onion was browned, I added the chicken tender pieces and gave them time to cook thoroughly before adding the sauce. I created the sauce by pouring about a cup of Chardonnay (I used Bread and Butter Chardonnay, because that was what I had in my fridge… feel free to use whatever white wine you have or prefer) into a bowl, adding a large glug of a pre-made sweet and savory sauce from Sam’s Club that we had in the fridge, along with a “thumb-size” amount of cream cheese, and pouring that into the skillet. I added the snow peas and stirred everything together until the cream cheese had melted into the sauce and the peas had a chance to cook a bit. I then served the stir-fry over a bed of brown rice. I should also note that I added a bit of the same “sweet and savory sauce” into the rice when it was cooking, so there was some syncing of the flavors between the stir-fry and the rice.
Honestly, this is all I did to make dinner last night. I have made variations in which I substitute the sweet and savory sauce with some pre-made housin sauce but I’ve also done the same thing using wine, the juice of a lemon, and some light-colored jam (I like apricot, peach, or fig preserves). Play around with this recipe on your own and find your favorite version to serve. It’s amazing how fresh and wonderful things taste when you play with ingredients!